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so picture. from rose to the. thanks. deadly israeli strikes hit more targets in gaza apparently including a home for people with disabilities the total number of palestinians killed in the five day offensive his plight into more than one hundred twenty. renewed army shelling devastated another small town in eastern ukraine with several residential homes an orphanage and a church under fire civilian deaths also reported. raids fear for the future of their state health care service saying a trade treaty will see the n.h.s. ripped apart by private u.s. medical purpose.
four pm in moscow thank you very much for joining us on r.t. international our top story more than a dozen palestinians were killed saturday morning as the israeli offensive on gaza entered a fifth day among the dead victims of strikes that reportedly hit a charity for people with disabilities at an ngo for special needs children overall the number of casualties is now more than one hundred twenty. i don't know i know but yes and i want to i mean that. you know that i think that a lot of the way all the old.
medical officials in gaza say about three quarters of the palestinians killed in gaza this week are civilians among them twenty four children israel and says it's only targeting hamas militants and their facilities though gaza is a narrow area crammed with almost two million people residential districts are frequently in the firing line with israel readying for a possible ground invasion the locals expect the worst are you fear reports several days into the latest escalation between israel and hamas and the situation in gaza has not eased. israel appears to be preparing for more hard hitting campaigns to rein in how mass rocket fire along the israel gaza borders thousands were ordered to evacuate a war indicated that a ground invasion may be imminent is that unless we were attacked by f.
sixteen jets to destroy her home. the whole neighborhood when the israelis began demanding people move out of their seat and their children say so we left the area and then did up on the streets rockets continue to be fined vigorously from gaza with disparate militant groups working together to strike israel which has itself mobilized twenty thousand troops in preparedness for an escalation israel struck over one thousand targets many of which homes friday morning the air force targeted a building belonging to a family in shaikh redwine locals are adamant that it was just a residential building they also billion there are no weapons. nothing is. hidden within this building as you can see i don't know why the family managed to evacuate before the main missile struck no one was injured
but they didn't have time to take their belongings before the house was destroyed not all of the strikes are on militants and buildings though late thursday night a peculiar strike took place at gaza's marina a boat owned by the international freedom flotilla coalition was the sole target gaza's og was a humanitarian project designed to export goods from the besieged enclave to the outside world to boost the economy and act as a symbol of palestinian nonviolent resistance in the face of what they see as the israeli occupation as you can see this shit isn't going to be sailing anytime soon it was struck i wouldn't say last night by the israeli air force miracle. it's a win. political party this is individually. no distance. double palestinian activists say israel struck the boat
to ruin the walk but it's unclear if militants were at the marina that night in what's normally a relatively safe area of gaza. more than eight hundred gazans have been injured and the health system is struggling to keep up with. the ability of the medics to treat the injured as is gradually decreasing if the doctors on provided with medicine it will soon be tougher to provide such services with border crossings closed and an intensifying blow could and the israeli escalation in gaza . as this war goes on it's the palestinian civilian population that is paying the greatest price the bodies continue to arrive at gaza's hospitals israel says it's got hundreds of strikes left exactly against gaza it feels very much like this is not the end of the latest israel gaza war. un human rights chief is deeply concerned about israel's attacks on gaza and is
raising a question of their like their legality here is high commissioner navi pillay statement noting the civilian casualties among the palestinians and her concerns about whether israel is violating international law or gaza offensive also triggered outrage around the world this is washington where a crowd converged on the israeli embassy for an end to the assault on calling for israel and calling israeli leaders terrorists in cairo police used tear gas to disperse a gaza solidarity protest friday egypt's foreign ministry condemning the airstrikes but many egyptians don't think this statement goes far enough right one hundred hundred demonstrators in paris gathered as well now it's in the gaza fence of and demanding an end to what they see as a massacre palestinian researcher bill bennett as called from here. a rights watch group thinks israel is violating the laws of. the civilian suffering is not getting enough attention it's not getting enough attention from the israeli forces who are conducting those air strikes naval strikes tank shelling and other forms of attack
under the laws of war which bind israel as they bind any military force you cannot shoot first and ask questions later you have got to make sure that what you're shooting at is a legitimate target and if there's any doubt in your mind whether it might be civilian you have to hold fire and i'm very concerned that we are not seeing that we may be seeing the opposite we've seen virtually no accountability for very well documented past cases of abuse of violations and even war crimes and without accountability and with impunity then abuses will obviously continue you you weaken your enemy by by attacking their fighters and their military objects you do nothing to weaken your enemy by attacking a civilian population who is not fighting you it does nothing for you it's a war crime the mounting international pressure to end the violence is having no effect on the ground israeli leaders vowing to continue the offensive hamas not backing down either raining more rockets down on israel our middle east correspondent paula so here has more from tel aviv. the situation here in israel is
extremely tense barrages of rockets continue to be find at the country from gaza there was one incident when a gas station in the city of ashdod was hit and one person has been seriously injured in fact that is the most serious incident so far ninety percent of the rockets that are coming from gaza into state to buy the iron dome anti-missile defense system on friday night three missiles were intercepted over the skies of tel aviv and i was at an open field when this happened and it's almost surreal people who rushed out of it causing this almost a few seconds before they can get to the ground or hide behind some kind of building many people just watching this interception in the sky and when it happened there was this huge applause that went up from people on the street where i was but certainly people are afraid what we're hearing from the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is that he will not back down and he will certainly not back down to international pressure he says and i'm quoting that the battle is progressing as planned so there is the sense on the ground that this could ultimately lead to a ground offensive as you well know thousands of reserve soldiers have been called
up the head of the israeli army is also saying that gazans made a grave mistake by launching rockets at israel and that they will bring disaster upon themselves so certainly the rhetoric that's coming out at the moment does seem to suggest that this operation will continue and possibly continue for quite some time remember you can keep up today with all is right with what paul is managing to find out in israel by following her twitter up to. be in the. in ukraine renewed artillery fires hit residential areas in a small town in the self-proclaimed donetsk republic locals say civilians have been killed there. there are two go to. the most who flee six people have been killed but for sure of. these are the latest pictures from the city an orphanage reportedly destroyed in
a so-called anti terror off more further on this remark is murder if the notion of a life for us in eastern ukraine. give us the latest. on the tone of modern cars so unprecedented deadly and devastating we know that the multiple rocket launcher known as. followed by multiple the pictures we see from the ground show gymnastic devastation we can see clearly that that residential area was targeted and we're also hearing reports that the towns. were also kate many already compare these scenes with. the he told you create an army in months called it's anti terror of the ration all these happening. in ukraine the biggest in the country with a population of one million people that has now become a major battleground after. surrender well meanwhile we hear from the operation
commanders in kiev the friday they managed to kill a wrong one thousand and two government forces will those that it didn't provide any information any further detail on when it happened and we heard. the president put the. quotation for every ukrainian soldier the militants will pay with scores and hundreds over their road that softer the attack on the army's brigade near the russian border when twenty three servicemen including full body guards were killed around one hundred others were. considered to be the deadliest attack on the army's position since the beginning of the operation in a row this information though was not confirmed by the n.t. government forces themselves they say they lost. and they have. a change and so we receive conflicting reports could predict your reports very
often but one thing that both sides agree on the casualties among the civilian population are very high and it unfortunately continues to rise and while death toll. is rising. no way to dogs that many saw it's not. currently we've lost maria's signal there that was our tears were if emotional life for us in little. britain publicly funded health service risk being carved open by u.s. health care companies according to protesters in london anxious about a planned trade deal between the e.u. and united states live now to our ali boyko standing by for us in london hello ali so what are these people so concerned about.
well this protest is all about what could end up being the biggest trade pact in history the potential u.s. e.u. deal could see the creation of the a massive free trade area now washington am brussel say it's all about making more pounds more dollars and more you're a huge it's all about boosting economic growth and creating more employment but as you can see by the crowd that's gathered behind me the ban is outside of london's east headquarters the deal has more than its fashion. finance there are concerns that the agreement could lead to the lowering of rules and environmental standards to bring them into line with american ones so that they would be uniform across this potential free trade area they're also worried that in britain it would lead to the loss of trust or rather than refer to the creation of them and in particular here in the u.k. there are worries about the future of the national health service the universal
publicly funded medical system here that is fiercely guarded by a lot of people but at the moment the coalition government to have as part of it shake up of its army of the n.h.s. have been contracting out an increasing number of services to private profit making companies now the protesters here say that trade unions are warning that this deal could lead to you could pave the way for u.s. health care companies to come into the n.h.s. privatized parts of it irreversibly say the protest is here to monday and that britain's national health service is kept out of potential u.s. e.u. trade pacts now of course negotiations and taking place in secret behind closed doors so that's another thing that makes people very nervous they simply don't know what's being discussed but the main negotiate. for the european union has said that he can assure that the future of the n.h.s.
will be fully safeguarded. anyone living in the u.k. can walk through the doors of a hospital and receive state medical care without paying a penny it's the world's largest publicly funded health service but as part of the coalition governments shake up of universal health care a growing number of n.h.s. services have been contracted out to fly that profit making companies up until now the biggest had been awarded to richard branson's virgin care which got five hundred million pounds for providing health services and sorry but that figure could soon be dwarfed by the biggest private outsourcing deal in n.h.s. history opponents say the move sets a dangerous precedent that could pave the way for a great a carve up of britain's national health service for health care all thirty's and stafford share a tendering a contract worth one point two billion pounds whoever gets it will have to
coordinate cancer care for patients to out the county from diagnosis to treatment and end of life care there is a real. lack of comfort about seeing private companies participate not just in the provision of care but in decision making about what has provided and to whom the problem is that these contract is completely untested is a new method of contract saying it's with the talk of service that's provided to very vulnerable people at a time in their life when they when they desperately rely on it for a hugely long period of time for ten years we would say that that's just a very dangerous gamble no decision has yet been made on who will receive the contract and there are both public trusts and private companies bidding and health bosses and. sapphic say that the quality of treatment won't be affected regardless
of the outcome a spokesperson for the department of health told r.t. the key thing is the patients get the best possible care free at the point of use no matter who provides it but with inadequate casts gondolas already marring parts of the n.h.s. such a law which potentially commercial contract has hit a rule of with those who worry that letting and profit driven companies could a group of eight britain's beleaguered health system rather than kill it put. more stories still to come including amir putin's trip to latin america and a few moments to report on the russian president's tete a tete with cuba's legendary former leader fidel castro. and drones of a pretty bad press thanks to their military uses now the civilian use is also causing concern that and more still to go.
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dems only take in the demand the thread is not going to get any economic going to be like there are. twenty minutes past the hour now russian president vladimir putin arrived in argentina's capital buenos aires stop number three on his weeklong latin america tour before that he was in nicaragua and cuba while in havana the russian president met with cuba's leader raul castro and his older brother fidel. ports on the highlights of the trip. the biggest news of the day and this is the talk of the town now is that officially confirmed it is writing off ninety percent of cubans debt to the soviet union which amounts to thirty two billion us dollars an astronomical sum of money for this country the remaining ten percent will be reinvested into the cuban economy the trick of course is now what come on a will
often offer in return the speculation is rife that the military base the writer base on cuba the soviet base will this which was shot down in the late one thousand nine hundred may be relaunched but that is of course a speculation it was not confirmed by neither are or. one of the highlights of this visit here was. talk with fidel castro who has been spending the best part of the last decade in a hospital being seriously ill. you just had a lengthy meeting with. us it was an excellent and very interesting conversation so if you didn't still talk a lot to. us you took some listens a look he's an experienced politician and. it was a rather short conversation which is typical for the legendary cuban leader he has been a good talker his longest speech in one thousand eighty six and have on the last that for as many as seven hours may no longer be controlling everything in his
country but still he is pretty much the cuban leader politically outliving ten american presidents he has been claiming that he survived as many as six hundred thirty four attempts on his life most of them as he says were masterminded by the cia and some of those have been creative to say the least including poison peels a toxic cigar exploding mollusks and even a special chemically created powder to getting rid of his beard to undermine his popularity on cuba. but he more stories a click away including why snipers may soon no longer need to be good shots thanks to self guided boys develop in the u.s. . digging deeper into the mysteries of love archaeologists celebrate finding this pair romantically in twined skeletons dubbed the romeo and juliet of the bronze age see the pictures in our emotions. on delivery could soon be on the brink of a revolution getting your pizza books or the latest gadget from
a carrier on a scooter could soon be a thing of the past the world's biggest web retailer amazon wants government permission to test drone technology in seattle it believes one day a drone deliveries will be as normal as trucks on the road today some pioneers of already taken the bull by the horns a pizzeria in northern russia has started flying its food to customers and as you can see it's all going smoothly so far private drones may be on the up and up but some leaders aren't so sure germany's leader on the americal wasn't too pleased to be buzzed around during an election rally last year. this video of a daring aerial tour of the kremlin to raise concerns in moscow operating drones near airports and other issue they have already been cases where there have been it narrowly avoided collisions with planes aviation scientist brian hanley thinks the risks mail the ground. rules are so small that they are almost impossible to see on radar we don't have systems for detecting them on
a magic leave that are available to aircraft control except looking out the window currently we have very few drones in the sky so that tells you that if the numbers are higher it's going to happen that drones are going to collide with our drones are going to collide with people regardless of what kind of systems you have on them the remote function drones can take down aircraft. like not if they if they get into sucked into a jet engine to take out the jet engine a strike from a drone is they defense or have your material in there that will deliver a harder strike to an aircraft body if you hit some flight then also creates a very serious issue for. the jury and out of some other stories making global headlines this hour in peru hundreds of nurses marched on the headquarters of the state health care service.
demonstrations happened almost a month into a nationwide strike over the wages and working conditions state health services the walker is illegal and has been firing medical staff to take part nurses carried fake coffins symbolizing what they say some managers efforts to kill democracy. while in neighboring brazil rio was writing itself for the world cup final between germany and argentina that means deploying a security contingent twenty five thousand officers police the tens of thousands of fans we descended on the city especially for sundays but. jihad is from the software claimed islamic state are expanding their influence in syria and iraq reportedly raking in iran a million dollars a day selling oil from facilities as captured in both countries they've also gotten a thousand man back up after an entire syrian rebel brigade reportedly crossed over to join the islamist nevertheless the u.s. is unwilling to give up its support for what it calls the moderate syrian opposition. takes a look. more rebel groups there pledge allegiance to the islamic state the
extremist group now controls a vast part of iraq and syria and has announced a talent fate one report says a thousand strong syrian rebel brigade arrived at the headquarters of the islamic state in a convoy of over a hundred vehicles including ten tanks ceased from syrian government forces for several years now u.s. officials have been trying to create this image of the syrian opposition as former teachers farmers and dentists fighting against bashar assad the speedy advance of the isis shows just how much more complicated the situation is the obama administration began to stumble when answering questions about the contradiction between u.s. efforts in syria and now in iraq. oftentimes the challenge is if you have former farmers or teachers. or pharmacists.
who now are taking up. opposition against a battle hardened regime. with support from external actors that have won that state how quickly can you get them trained washington is still determined to continue arming the syrian opposition the white house has asked congress for half a billion dollars in eight for the syrian opposition and you have many hawkish lawmakers here who want just that the white house says the forces there are now providing weapons to our moderate but what does moderate mean in that part of the world where everything can change overnight we get into this conflict between who is a radical and who's a moderate and who we're going to arm and then people change sides look what happened in iraq in recent years and it gets so confusing that even the experts don't understand it and get all. tongue tied when they try to describe it in light
of the onslaught of these law makes state you can often hear the criticism that in its exists to remove assad washington may have overlooked the threat of this radical group in washington i'm going to check on our team after the break backs and stacy discuss how people are coming together to address fracking in texas and the kaiser a border watches a case but with georgia. when people talk about human rights violations you should involve some pro western protestors getting beaten up and responsible mainstream media is usually to bomb somebody somewhere so good thing they haven't picked up a story from detroit that the u.n. is calling a human rights violation residents of the motor city or well sadly the former motor city who are hundred fifty dollars or more behind in their water bills are getting
their water shut off completely the detroit water and sewage department is five billion dollars in debt and that is a justification to crack down on deadbeats on the surface the seems like an open and shut case of course everyone has the right to water especially detroit which is near a huge bodies of fresh water that other cities could only dream of but on the other hand if the poor don't pay for water then us taxpayers will be paying for it for them and that's not fair i think this is not so much a case of a right to water but a right to decide employment and a corruption free city government back when people detroit had good salaries and a government that wasn't flagrantly corrupt they would have any problems paying for their water bills but that's just my pain.